Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bush Sr. Comes to Sotomayor's Defense is reporting that yesterday former President George H. W. Bush defended Judge Sonia Sotomayor by saying that it is "not right" to call her a racist.

“She was called by somebody a racist once. That’s not right. I mean, that’s not fair,” Bush said in an interview with CNN. “It doesn’t help the process. You're out there name-calling. So let them decide who they want to vote for and get on with it.”

"I don't know her that well, but I think she's had a distinguished record on the bench and she should be entitled to fair hearings,” he said.

Distinguished record? By whose standards, Mr. Bush? In fact, we really haven't heard much about her record on the bench. All we hear about is how empathetic she is. Since when does empathy have a place on the highest court in the nation? The Constitution says nothing of it.

Sonia Sotomayor has proven that she holds a bias toward what she perceives as a country riddled with nothing but white supremacists. Her comments about being a "wise Latina woman" capable of making better decisions than a white male was a statement that anyone with an iota of character would find offensive, regardless of race.

This statement by the elder Bush is another example to be added to the list of reasons why he only got one bite at the Presidential apple.

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Left Coast Rebel said...

Beltway Repubs are pathetic, this is disgusting, it would have been better for him to just keep his mouth shut.

blackandgoldfan said...

I second that LCR!! Between Reagan and W's presidencies, we got 4 years of Clinton-lite and 8 years of Bubba.

Bungalow Bill said...

Does anyone ever question why the Bushes become so cozy with the Democrats? Like father, like son they have flocked to Bill Clinton in recent years, and now this. Hey George, if it looks like a duck, if it quacks like a duck, and if waddles like a duck, it's a duck. I guarantee if I said I could do a better job because I am a white man, they would hang me by my balls.

blackandgoldfan said...

No doubt on that last comment, Bill. The Bushes may be cozying up with the Clintons, but let's admit it: They were a lot better than what we've got now. I liked W, but I can't say I was as excited about his administration as I would be over a Palin, Jindal, or Pawlenty administration at this point.